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A Butterfly's Lesson
by CJ Heck
Saturday, August 05, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
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A Butterfly's Lesson

Oh Mama look, a flutterby!
(her tiny hand held it out to me) .
She grasped it firmly in her fist,
afraid to set it free.


Lovingly I showed her
one of life's most painful tests.
Sometimes the ones we love the most
we hurt more than the rest.


The butterfly was still alive
although its wings were bent.
This tiny miracle of grace,
its rainbow all but spent.


The magic dust was there to see.
Tears welled up in her eyes.
I hugged her to me and explained
that real love never dies.


We spoke that day of letting go,
of holding love less tightly.
To hold it gently in our hearts
shows love much more when lightly.


That day when she was very small,
we more than mourned a butterfly.
We shared a magic, tender moment.
I'll always thank the ... flutterby.

  

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Reviewed by James Kataoka (Reader) 12/13/2012
Beautiful, another lesson on life by a butterfly. jamkat.
Reviewed by Rusty Daily 1/6/2007
CJ, you have served us up a life's lesson and as always using the child as our guide.
flutterby hugs
Rusty
Reviewed by Londis Carpenter 12/14/2006
Thanks both for sharing this and for caring enough to write for the children. You might like it at this link:
http://www.lonnysnotebook.bravehost.com/
Reviewed by Daring Sunshine 10/23/2006
I love butterflies & this caught my eye. These are the growing steps of children who never get to share with mom's; too busy, maybe later! Thank U for letting her heart shine through this poem.
Peace&Grace,
Sharon



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